Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Color Dare 212 - Thinking of You card





A friend of mine is going through some tough times so I thought I'd make her a card and decided to use this week's Color Dare challenge colors as the inspiration for this project.

To make this card:
  • Cut a 4.5" phone base from the Artistry Cricut cartridge from Thistle cardstock and the top layer with White Daisy (or White Glitter paper), if you use White Daisy, apply some clear glitter glue and let dry.
  • Use Pansy ink and a q-tip to apply some background lines on the phone base.
  • C1619 - So Many Smiles stamp set has the title you can stamp with in Black ink.
  • I used Eggplant paper fundamental paper for the card base
  • Assemble the phone and apply to the card
  • Finish with a few black epoxy bubbles

You can find these products on my website or check out other entries in this week's Color Dare challenge. Thanks for stopping by!


Color Dare 212

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Color Dare 211 - Thanksgiving Card


I am getting ready to head off on a scrapbooking retreat this weekend and making Thanksgiving cards for my family members is on the "to-do" list and this week's Color Dare challenge colors were just the inspiration I needed for this project.

To make this card:

  • Cut a 2.25" leaf shape from Poppy cardstock using the image found on page 34 of the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  Run the leaf through the Woodgrain embossing folder and ink the raised portion in Poppy.
  • Cut Fern cardstock at 4" x 5.25" and run through the Striped embossing folder
  • Cut Colonial White cardstock at 3.75" x 5" and another strip at 1.5" x 5". Sponge the larger piece with Saffron and a hint of Poppy.  Use a random stamping technique to create the leaf background with Saffron ink.
  • Stamp title with Fern ink.
Color Dare 211

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Color Dare 210 - Sympathy Card





I have a card buffet coming up soon and thought this week's Color Dare challenge colors would make for a nice sympathy card option.  I started off with cutting the pocket card from the Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge on page 37 at 5.25" so it would be the right width for a standard card.  You'll need to trim .25" off the bottom and use the corner rounder on the bottom edges.  Then cut a piece of Desert Sand paper at 4" x 5.25" and round the edges.  Use a pencil to lightly trace the flower and leave outlines onto the Desert Sand paper; use sponge daubers to apply Fern ink to the leaves and Eggplant ink to the flowers.  Mount the Colonial White pocket card on top of the sponged Desert Sand paper and stamp the title with Peacock ink.  Then to round out the card, knot a piece of our new twine with some Peacock colored floss.

Color Dare 210




Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Color Dare 209 - Happy Birthday

For this week's Color Dare challenge, I made a fun birthday card using a mix of washi tape and cardstock strips along with some sparkle from the green triangles.  The card title is from a retired stamp set called Joyful Birthday and fits nicely in between the stripes on the card. 

 Thanks for stopping by to see this week's creation.  I've got an order on the way for items from the new product catalog and can't wait to start using more of the new products to share with you.  Visit my website to check out the latest offerings from Close To My Heart.


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Color Dare 208 - Thanks

For this week's Color Dare challenge, I used a mix of old and new Close To My Heart products to create this card that will be one of the options at an upcoming Card Buffet workshop I'm holding to celebrate National Stamping month that's coming up in September.  I started by embossing a card front with the Quatrefoil embossing folder and used seam binding ribbon for added texture.  Next I cut out the title pieces using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge design found on page 65 in both White Daisy and Lagoon paper and stamped the title in Lagoon ink. Next up was to cut the flower vase from Juniper paper using the design on page 54 of the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and I stamped the vase in Juniper ink with a distresssed background stamp and Juniper pigment ink then applied clear embossing powder and heat set it for some shine.

I stamped flowers in Thistle and Pixie ink using stamps from "Have a Happy Day" and "Beloved Bouquet" stamp sets on scrap White Daisy paper then fussy cut them out.  I mounted everything on the card front then used the new shimmer pen to add sparkle to the flowers.


Color Dare 208
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Monday, August 22, 2016

Color Dare 207 - Hello Card



For this week's Color Dare challenge, the yellows reminded me of sunshine so I just had to incorporate a sun on my card for this week.  This card has a mix of retired and new products. I started with a basic card and cut the corners then used a hole punch to make the whole thing look like a giant tag.  Next, I cut my "sunshine" shape at 3.25" on Canary cardstock using the element on page 77 of the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  Then I cut out Hello using Saffron fundamentals paper with one of the new thin cuts.  Next, cut short strips and dovetail them in White Daisy, Canary, Saffron fundamentals and a piece of leftover Canary patterned paper from the Kaleidoscope paper packet.  I used the new Happy Thoughts embossing folder and embossed "Hello" on the White Daisy strip.  Final touch is a strip of gold shimmer trim and the card is ready to write in and mail out!

Color Dare 207
Check out my CTMH website to see the new products available in the annual expressions catalog. Here are the items I used on this project:
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Happy Thoughts Embossing Folder
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Hello Thanks Thin Cuts

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Color Dare 206 - Awesome card



For this week's Color Dare challenge, I made some cards for my team at work.  We just completed a project and I like to give everyone a handmade card to recognize the hard work they put into our projects. I needed a masculine card option so came up with this design:


Supplies used:

Paper: Peacock and Saffron patterned paper from the Urban packet along with Poppy and Whisper card stock
Embossing Folder: Cascading stars
Ink: Peacock and Flaxen
Stamp set: C1644 - Beyond Awesome
Embellishment: Whisper and White twine

I have to confess I didn't read close enough and did use a piece of White Daisy but won't have time to re-do this and figured I'd go ahead and post it anyway.  Thanks for stopping by!

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